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Everyone is talking about this Amy Klobuchar-Brett Kavanaugh moment

The Supreme Court nominee apologized to the Minnesota senator.

The Thursday hearing into the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, featuring testimony from his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, had many memorable moments.

And one that has people talking is his exchange with Minnesota's Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who asked Kavanaugh if he'd ever drunk so much he'd blacked out.

Kavanaugh initially responded by throwing the question back at Klobuchar, asking her: "Have you?"

The question from Klobuchar was a pertinent one, because Dr. Ford said that Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, were drunk on the night he allegedly attempted to assault her when they were at a high school party in the '80s.

Klobuchar was unmoved and asked him to clarify if he was saying he has never blacked out, to which he responded: "Yeah, I'm curious if you have."

"I have no drinking problem, Judge," the Minnesota senator said, to which Kavanaugh responded: "Yeah, nor do I."

Klobuchar had explained during the hearing that she understood the problems caused by alcohol abuse because her father was an alcoholic.

After a brief break, Kavanaugh resumed the hearing by apologizing to the Minnesota senator, which she accepted.

The exchange has occasioned a lot of comment in the national press.

Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin called it the "worst moment" of Thursday's hearing, saying Kavanaugh showed "singular cruelty and disrespect" by throwing the question back at Klobuchar.

Klobuchar's involvement in the hearing won plaudits from Buzzfeed News, which said it was apparent that the senator was a former prosecutor in the way she went about her questioning of Kavanaugh.

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